14/15th April: Nyungnay Retreat


Nyungnay Retreat – Sat 14 &  Sun 15 April


This wonderful two day retreat is a special fasting and purification practice, Nyungnay, based on the sadhana Drop of Essential Nectar and includes the practice of taking the eight Mahayana precepts.This practice is a very powerful method for purifying our body, speech and mind, and for pacifying delusions. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and the supreme good heart of bodhichitta.


On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals except for lunch.

On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours.

(Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the 8 Mahayana precepts on that day)


Retreat Times

The retreat sessions on 14 & 15 April are 6.30am (with precepts), 11am and 3pm.

The second day, 15 April is ‘Buddha’s Enlightenment Day’ and we will be celebrating with a special ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ puja at 4.45pm.

The first session of the day is approx 90 minutes, the other sessions are approx 1 hour.


Everyone is welcome to attend any retreat session, but you must have taken precepts on that day (please seek guidance if you are unsure of this).